WELCOME TO YEAR 5 2022-23!
This year is going to be fabulous! Moving up to Year 5, children have many experiences to look forward to as expectations for developing maturity coincides with their transition from Lower Key Stage 2 to Upper Key Stage 2.
The curriculum this term is jam-packed full of exciting learning opportunities from learning about The Ancient Greeks in history, forces in science and soft rock in music! The children will develop their understanding of number in maths, God in RE and drawing (using charcoal) in art and design. The GREAT Project will form part of our People Skills study this term and Anti-bullying week will focus on Anti-racism.
Alongside myself (Miss Bewick), Class 5 is lucky enough to have Mrs Whitehouse teaching English, maths, science and French on a Monday and Mrs Lowings, a fabulous Teaching Assistant, who knows the children well from last year will be working alongside us to support with our learning. Miss Jackson is going to be teaching PE and Music to the class on a Wednesday afternoon.
Rewards and Sanctions
The ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour system will continue as usual across the school with children starting each morning and afternoon on a green card. Gold cards can be earnt by going above and beyond what is expected in work, behaviour or attitude and in Class 5, when a Gold Card is given, a raffle ticket can be put into the cat (of course) box. Each Friday the raffle will be drawn for the chance to win a prize.
Platinum Cards are awarded for going way above and beyond and for really wowing! A prize can be chosen on receipt of a Platinum and a certificate and prize will be presented in Thursday’s Celebration Assembly in front of the whole school. House points are also awarded for Platinum Cards and they will be displayed on the website Platinum page.
I also award my famous ‘Smarty Pants of the Week’ that I have been doing every week since my first year of teaching. A Smarty Pants certificate and box of Smarties is given to whoever stands out to staff over the course of the week for being fabulous!
Yellow cards serve as a warning for not behaving as expected and red cards will be given if this warning is not heeded. If your child receives a red card, you will be informed by a phone call, a break time will be missed to reflect on the behaviour, the incident will be logged and house points will be deducted.
For information on homework, please go to the Homework link at the top of the page.
As part of our People Skills curriculum, we teach children in each year group a comprehensive and inclusive Relationship, Sex and Health Education Programme, which complements our Christian values. The focus of this learning will take place during Family Week (19.06.23-23.06.23), where children in Year 5 will be taught the following, in line with DfE statutory guidance: